Dear Reader, In our last blog post we outlined the many ways we hope to be useful to you (and the world) as we navigate this new reality. You can find all our tools and learning opportunities on our website. Today we want to explain why we think these tools can help you anchor, ground, and stand…
We’re writing to you to let you know that we can’t stop thinking about you. While we’re taking care of ourselves and our families we’re also figuring out how best to be useful during these tender and tumultuous times.
For the last four years our mantra has been, “whether you have days or decades to live, the best time to plan is now.” Suddenly, “now” is on people’s minds more than ever. If you’re not worried about yourself dying from Coronavirus, you may be worried about someone else you know, or vulnerable people in your community or around the world.
And even if death and illness are not on your mind, you are likely experiencing loss and grief for the trip you cancelled, the job you’re suddenly not working at, the outings and events you can no longer go to, or the loss of your previous ‘normal’ life. So what can you do?
Connect with who and what matter most.
If you’ve been following us for a while and contemplating the reality of your mortality, preparing for your someday, one-day, inevitable death may not be new to you. But what about other people in your life? You can introduce them to the FREE tools available to download from our website. Share the tools you’ve used and appreciated or explore together something new. Forward this message and trust that you’ll be supporting someone you care about to connect with who and what matter most.
Give you and yours the opportunity to:
1. Make use of Willow’s holistic planning checklist.
Willow’s FREE Reality of Our Mortality Planning Checklist has nine topics organized into 3 categories. It illustrates the importance of starting with the foundation—making sense of life and death, grieving and healing and writing lasting messages to those you love—before making choices and clearing the way.
2. Write lasting messages to people you love.
Willow’s FREE Five Minute Love Letter exercise and How to Write Your Heart Will guide make the task of writing lasting messages as easy and profound as possible.
3. Talk about your final wishes.
Departure Directions is our term for your written guidelines—determined by your values, beliefs and priorities—for how you wish to be cared for and remembered after you die. 9 Things to Include in Your Departure Directions is a FREE template for communicating your final wishes. The beauty of thinking about how you want to be cared for after you die, is discovering what is important now.
4. Get inspired by what others have discovered from doing this work.
The FREE Manifesto for Living: 5 calls to action for living your best life, is the outcome of Willow’s 2019 Legacy, Love Letters and Heart Wills Mexico Retreat. The collective wisdom found here will inspire you to get into action and live your best life.
5. Work at your own pace for making sense of life and death.
At your own pace and in your own space, Michelle and Reena help you base all your planning on your values and priorities and lay the groundwork for all your end-of-life planning. 7 Tools for Making Sense of Life & Death: A 10-day online program is focused around the digital, fillable workbook. The program—available at a significantly reduced price until April 14th— pulls together our most effective self-reflection exercises from the workshops and coaching we’ve done for the past few years. It also includes:
- 10 videos with Reena and Michelle walking you through the workbook exercises and accompanying you with examples, stories and additional tips and resources,
- 10 additional tools that provide additional inspiration and clarity, and
- a community forum.
6. Register for a free online event.
If you want to learn how holistic and heart-centred end-of-life planning will transform your living and your dying, sign up here for a FREE online event
7. Get some help starting courageous conversations.
BONUS! When you purchase the 7 Tools Online Program or sign up to the FREE online event, you’ll be invited to download our newest free tool, 5 Steps for Successful End-of-Life Planning Conversations. This 8-page fillable tool is not available anywhere else.
Phew! That’s a lot of options folks. It’s our greatest hope that you find these tools useful. Please don’t hesitate to contact us with any questions you have or just to say hello and let us know how you’re keeping.
With love and light,
Reena + Michelle
What about you?
How are you coping with this new global reality?
What helps you focus on the finite precious nature of life?